The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is requesting Expressions of Interest from consultants or consultancy teams to lead the
project development and documentation process for projects financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). All
applications are welcome, and immediate attention will be paid to applications related to applications with work
experience in the sectors and countries listed below. The purpose of this Call for EoI is to establish a roster of consultants
and consultancy firms who will then be contacted to apply for specific project development contracts.
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. was accredited by GEF as a GEF Agency in 2013. The WWF GEF Agency builds on a global network of WWF offices, and over the past 5 years has worked with governments, CSOs, and local communities to develop a portfolio of over 20 GEF projects. Learn more about WWF: https://www.worldwildlife.org/ and WWF GEF:
WWF is the GEF Agency for a number of projects, all of which are part of a GEF Impact Program, and will enter the project development stage in June 2019:
• Guyana – Integrated Landscape Management in the Amazon;
• Cameroon – Integrated Forest Landscapes Management in the Congo Basin;
• Ecuador – Biodiversity Conservation and Integrated Landscape Management in the Amazon;
• Mongolia – Dryland Sustainable Landscapes Management and Biodiversity Conservation;
• Tanzania – Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration in Tanzania’s Forest Landscapes.
Further information and documents on the above are available upon request.
WWF GEF is also developing PIFs for Kenya (biodiversity and land management) and Nepal (climate change adaptation)
as well as global and regional international waters projects.
Scope of Work
Based on the Expression of Interest, consultants/firms will be requested to bid for specific project development contracts.
Under such contract, the consultant/firm is responsible for the timely delivery of the full WWF GEF Project Document
package, including: the WWF GEF Project Document (ProDoc), GEF Request for CEO Endorsement document, Letters of
Co-financing, and other materials as requested.
Drawing on the approved PIF/Child Project Annex, the consultant(s) will work closely with government partners, WWF
offices, WWF GEF Agency, additional consultants (e.g. national, safeguards, gender consultants) and other key
stakeholders to develop a comprehensive project design in support of government priorities and in accordance with WWF
and GEF standards.
Anticipated start date for the five projects listed above is mid-June 2019. All final project documents will be due to the
WWF GEF Agency in May 2020.’
Home based with travel to project sites (usually 3 trips per project in an 11-month period).
Qualifications and Experience
Required experience and expertise of the consultant or consultancy team:
• Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences, Public Policy, Social or other related fields;
• Experience working in GEF-recipient countries;
• Familiarity with WWF Network;
• Experience with Open Standards/Project and Program Management Standards (PPMS) in the GEF context;
• Ample experience working with government agencies and regional governance bodies, specifically in the region;
• Demonstrated expertise in gender responsive project design.
Interested consultants are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to be included in a WWF GEF consultant roster to
Jacquelyn Trudeau (Jacquelyn.Trudeau@wwfus.org) by June 7th, 2019. The application should include:
1. CV of consultant(s);
2. Example PIFs or Project Documents (ProDocs) as attachments or URL links.
Applications that include all required documentation will be reviewed. Shortlisted applicants will be included in a ‘roster
of consultants’ and asked to submit a technical and financial proposal for specific projects, on an as needed basis.
This is a request for expressions of interest only and in no way obligates WWF to award a contract.
WWF is an equal opportunity employer.
Application Deadline: May 31, 2019
Expected Duration: Approximately 1 month
Preferred Time frame: within June to August 2019
WWF is seeking an independent consultant to undertake a Midterm Evaluation (MTE) of the Project Generating Responsible Demand for Reduced Deforestation Commodities,hereafter referred to as the “Project.”The scope of the MTE only includes the GEF financed components of this child project but may examine its coordination with the Adaptive Management and Learning child project and the Good Growth Partnership.
The objective of this evaluation is to examine the extent, magnitude and sustainability of any project results to date; identify any project design problems or risks; assess progress towards project outcomes and outputs; provide recommendations for adaptive management, and draw lessons learned that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project and aid in the enhancement of future related projects.
The Project seeks to strengthen the enabling environment and public and private sector commitment to and demand for reduced deforestation commodities in priority markets. The Project was organized into the following components:
Implementing Agency(s): WWF GEF Project Agency
Executing Agency: WWF- Markets
Executing Partner(s): TRASE, Proforest, WWF-Indonesia, WWF-Singapore, WWF-Brazil
Countries: Brazil, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Paraguay
Focal Area(s): Biodiversity(BD), Land Degradation (LD) and Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
Program: Linked to Good Growth Partnership(Program ID – 9072)
Responsibilities and Deliverables:
The evaluator will undertake a review process that includes reviewing key project documents (ProDoc, Annual Work Plans, Project Progress Reports, etc.); field visits, as necessary or feasible,with PMU to project field sites; interviews, discussions and consultations at local levels, national and international levels, with executing partners, GEF Operational Focal Points (OFP), Project Steering Committee (PSC) members and beneficiaries. These interviews and consultations will primarily be conducted virtually.The evaluation should be framed using the six (6) core criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, results/impact, sustainability and adaptive capacity.
Deliverables will include:
Experience and Qualifications
The evaluator shall have prior experience in evaluating similar projects. The evaluator selected should not have participated in the project preparation and/or implementation and should not have a conflict of interest with project related activities.
Home based with expected travel to one or more of the project countries.
Qualifications and Experience
Required experience and expertise of the consultant:
Applicants are requested to apply online by May 31, 2019. Applicants should submit a technical and financial proposal, estimated timeline and their curriculum vitae. Financial proposals should not exceed US$30,000, including travel and expenses. The selection of candidates and contractual agreements will be in compliance with WWF procurement policies and subject to GEF requirements.
WWF applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.
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World Wildlife Fund is proud to be accredited as a GEF Project Agency.